"Sreaming Eagle"

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Project by Allison posted 01-20-2008 09:05 PM 1819 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This eagle was scrolled out of baltic birch plywood and the backboard was painted black. For the eagle I used a pecan colored stain. This ended up being the hardest item I had scrolled to that date. I used baltic birch plywood for the eagle. It was quite the challenge as I had never used it before other then for a backer board and had no clue as to the way this wood handles beneath a scroll saw. I also have a new and heightened respect for those that scroll with this wood, those beautiful intricate work pieces that you see at these craft fairs and shows. I had to be super careful as I kept feeling like this wood was going to break. This is another pattern that I got from Creative Woodworks and crafts.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#1 posted 01-20-2008 10:47 PM

nice crsip work ! you captured the animals expression well.

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#2 posted 01-20-2008 10:48 PM

I do admire your artistry.

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#3 posted 01-21-2008 02:24 AM

Looks great—I like the contrasting wood.

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#4 posted 01-21-2008 12:45 PM

interesting comments about the wood… books I’ve read recommend this wood – for those of us just starting out.. Huh!

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#5 posted 01-22-2008 06:58 AM

To MsDebbieP, I think I may have come off saying what I said the wrong way. What I was trying to say is I had no baltic birch (just for backer boards that wasn’t good enough to use for the project itself ) and so I learned scroll work on anything I could find. And yes all the patterns for scroll work call for baltic birch and I am soooo sorry I did NOT learn with that wood because even to this day I struggle with cutting it. And that is why I am so impressed when I see these really intricate scroll saw work. If I could do it over I would make sure to learn using this wood.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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